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The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

Not Rated | | Animation, Biography, Drama | 4 August 2015 (USA)
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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.


Pete Schuermann


Pete Schuermann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Phillips Josh Phillips ... Art Nelson
Jodi Lynn Thomas ... Lois Wiseman
Bill LeVasseur ... William Thourlby
Laurel Harris ... Helen Whittlesey
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Jon Lackey
Chris Winters Chris Winters ... Norman Boone / Barney
Jason Coviello ... Scott
Katie Bevard Katie Bevard ... Shannon O'Neil / Brett
Glenn Thayer ... Larry Burell / Narrator
Jeffery Jesmer Jeffery Jesmer ... Buddy (as Jeff Jesmer)
Brian McCulley ... Allan Silliphant
Audrey Walters ... Starlet in Bar #1
Jessica Parnello Jessica Parnello ... Starlet in Bar #2
Tom Auclair Tom Auclair ... Frederick Kopp
Helen Trencher ... Korey Alden


At first watch most viewers find many of the sequences in The Creeping Terror so unbelievably awful and ineptly executed that the movie transcends the sci-fi and horror genres and delves into the realm of comedy. But the story behind the film contains all of the elements of classic movie-making that director Art Nelson would have killed to have in The Creeping Terror. It's the sci-fi Ed Wood told by the actual people who helped bring The Creeping Terror to life, recounting the desperate tales of Art Nelson by those who knew him best. There are rather elegantly produced scenes to set up the actual, and hilarious, footage from The Creeping Terror, also included in CREEP! The real monster was behind the camera. Written by Anonymous

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Con Artist, Psychopath, Movie Director. See more »


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Did You Know?


The Creeping Terror was in production from 1962-1964, when Charles Manson was in federal prison. Manson was not released until 1967 and did not live at the Spahn Ranch until he and his "family" were evicted from their San Francisco living quarters in 1968. See more »


Art Nelson: It's okay kids! Sometimes shit just comes outa the sky!
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Creep Creep Creep
27 April 2019 | by kamikaze-4See all my reviews

Well, I finally saw The Creep Behind the Camera. A documentary of the making of The Creeping Terror. If this is a true story, I wanted to waste Art J, Nelson AKA Vic Savage. I actually loved what happened to him. He lied,cheated, abused all of those around him. I loved it when his first wife, Lois, became empowered and left him. And he may have been involved in kiddie porn? With the actor who played the grandfather in Creeping Terror? (I hope that wasn't him) Also if you are wondering why the blond with the silver pants jiggling her buns in the dance hall scene had a lot of footage, hmmmmmm. If she is still alive, a lawsuit perhaps? The actor (Josh Phillips) who played Art Nelson/Vic Savage was convincing as a vile human being. He is on par with Wings Hauser's Ramrod character from Vice Squad. I would love to put Ramrod and Art Nelson in a steel cage match. Two enter, and one leaves. Sad part is I don't care who would win as long as there is a lot of blood spilled. Yeah, I'm sadistic. NOT!

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